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The Trial of Jan Hus
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The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure

Thomas A. Fudge


This book offers a detailed examination of the five year-long legal process which involved the Bohemian priest Jan Hus. Issues of heresy, canon law, and legal procedure are investigated in relation to the Hus process. The book sets out to investigate the charges of heresy against Hus, the nature and legality of the court case which ensued, the implications of the judicial verdict handed down, and the specific theological problems attached to the life and work of the defendant. Based upon the nature and perception of heresy in the later Middle Ages, this book concludes that Hus was heretical on ... More

Keywords: heresy, canon law, Jan Hus, Hussite, contumacy, heresy trials, medieval theology, legal procedures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199988082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Fudge, author
University of New England